So, how important is heritage? It's a bit rich - and I use the term advisedly given the sums of money involved - that plans to ditch Cardiff's traditional blue kit have been announced to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Tradition counts for a lot in Britain, but not in Malaysia it seems.
Does the colour of a kit really matter? Can you imagine Manchester United or Liverpool adopting blue? Or West Ham ditching the famous Claret & Blue?
Let's face it, we changed our kit to claret shirts with blue flashes a couple of seasons back, and the fans swallowed it. I still look back in horror at some of our kit variations and, if I had my way, we would revert to the old shirt modelled by Peters above and stick with it forever. Perhaps, for the sake of marketing, the shirts could be supplied with moth eggs, forcing us to buy a new shirt every season!
But how much is tradition worth? What would you rather have, the Claret and Blue kit or a squad equipped to challenge for a top six place in the table? We compromised with Allardyce so is the kit more important than the club's soul?
I sympathise with Cardiff fans angry about the change but red is the national colour of Wales so seems more fitting than blue anyway. And if it is a passport to the Prem perhaps it is a sacrifice worth making.